Went with the family today on a fun outing to a trampoline recreation place. I figured there would be gear of some sort worn for safety purposes, and upon entering the establishment found this to be so. I couldn’t help but wonder how they would sanitize whatever you were required to wear.
After getting your hand stamped and watching a safety video, you were ushered to the counter to obtain special shoes and a helmet. The shoes were sprayed inside with a popular disinfectant as were the helmets when returned by those who were finished exercising. Sound good?
The msds sheet for this particular chemical spray is listed in the Environmental Working Group’s rating system as a potentially high health hazard, depending upon individual susceptibility and amount of exposure. So, the workers assigned the task of spraying that all during their shifts would certainly be inhaling it more than the average person. I suppose socks would be a slight barrier between the chemical and your perspiring feet. I’m not sure about the perspiring scalp and the amount of hair one would have.
Someone might think this is all a bunch of needless concern, but it is just another example of how pervasive chemical exposure is in our everyday environment and the majority are missing the connection. One would have to ask how the rest of the day would stack up against additional chemical assaults. Personal care products, processed food, household cleaning products, occupational exposures would all be telling, and the list goes on.
When we lessen toxic substances in everyday living and substitute healthier versions of products we use, it is of great benefit to health. Awareness is a good start.
In the meantime know that rebounding is very helpful to stimulate the lymphatic system.